Tomorrow: Wilkin Chapman to celebrate Lincoln expansion with jet man

Wilkin Chapman solicitors will celebrate its Lincoln £240,000 expansion tomorrow with a special event to mark the occasion.

The Evolve event, which will take place on 12pm on Thursday, April 11 at Brayford Pool, will feature Richard Browning and his Gravity Industries.

The main event for the public will take place at noon, which will see Richard Browning’s display of human flight in his jet-powered suit.

He will take off at the University Bridge, with a flight down the Pool, landing near The Odeon Cinema complex just across the water from Wilkin Chapman’s offices.

Just back from New York, Richard and his team have developed the wearable flight system, with turbine engines mounted to the wearer’s arms and back.

It uses five gas turbines that produce over 1,000 brake horsepower to gain flight and earned a Guinness World Record in 2017 for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit.

Other activities and displays along Brayford Wharf North include:

  • Free Pitch and Putt sessions from the Forest Pines Golf Resort
  • A free bungee trampoline
  • Cocktails and mocktail tasters from the Doubletree by Hilton
  • Demonstrations from Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service, with a fire engine
  • A stand from the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance
  • A LIVES exhibition display
  • A demonstration by the Lincoln Sea Cadet Corps
  • A Wilkin Chapman family fun stand with games, competitions and give-aways

A spokesperson for Wilkin Chapman said: “Wilkin Chapman solicitors is the largest law firm in the Lincolnshire region. It currently sits at 106 in the UK’s Top 200 law firms, with an annual turnover nearing £28-million and a staff that is now approaching 500 people.

“The firm, with other offices in Grimsby, Alford, Horncastle, Louth and Beverley, moved into The Maltings, Brayford Wharf East in 2011, following its merger with Gilbert Blades in 1998. With 94 people employed in Lincoln, it has just completed its expansion onto the ground floor – an investment of £240,000. Wilkin Chapman now occupies three floors at The Maltings.

“Hearing of Richard’s achievements with Gravity Industries, Wilkin Chapman solicitors wanted to bring a ground-breaking display of human innovation to Lincoln – to mark the firm’s expansion.”